U.S. Embassy Nigeria, EducationUsa Opportunity Funds Programme 2018

The U.S Embassy in Nigeria, EducationUSA has opened the doors for candidates to apply for education in the United States of America for the year 2018 through the Opportunity Funds Programme (OFP) 2018. Candidates who are willing to study abroad (USA) are invited to participate in the scholarship programme. The information was released on their website.

The United States Embassy, Nigeria seeks to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) for determined and talented, low-income students in Nigeria who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. you will find in this post the requirements, selection criteria and how to apply.

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EducationUsa Opportunity Funds Programme 2018

Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach the offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from June 2018 – August 2019 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2019.

APPLICATION OPENS APRIL 1, 2018 AND CLOSES JUNE 30, 2018

below are the criteria to qualify to study in the US through the EducationUsa Opportunity Funds Programme 2018:

NOTE: ENTRANCE INTO THIS PROGRAM IS NO GUARANTEE OF A SCHOLARSHIP OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STUDY IN THE U.S.

HOW TO APPLY

OFP is accepting applications from prospective undergraduates and graduate students.

Send an email to [email protected] or [email protected] requesting an electronic undergraduate or graduate application form.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection of finalists for OFP is highly competitive, given limited funding. We look for applicants with:

  • Strong academic record/ transcript
  • Robust participation in extracurricular activities
  • Involvement in leadership roles
  • Excellent community service participation
  • Financial Need

NOTE:  Undergraduate Applicants– If WAEC results are not available; the student must be currently in SS3. If WAEC results are available, they must be from May/June WAEC.

Students who have already started a University education are NOT eligible to apply.

Requirements

  • Complete Application Form
    Just send us an email at [email protected] or [email protected]requesting an application form which is in PDF format. Fill out the document and send as an attachment to our email.
  • Academic Results:
    Undergraduate Applicants– Attach a copy of your WAEC “O” Level results (from WAEC website).  Include Cambridge A’Level or IGSCE results if applicable or available.
    Graduate Applicants– Attach a copy of your Final year results and degree results (if available) First Class only (STEM majors preferred).
  • Letters of recommendation:
    Undergraduate ApplicantsRequest a teacher or your school principal to complete a letter of recommendation form, attesting to your character, talent and skills.  Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual.
    Graduate Applicants: Provide the details of a lecturer, professor, or Head of Department (HOD) that we can contact to find out more about you.
  • Transcript:
    Undergraduate Applicants: Send a scanned copy of your transcript from JS1 to SS3 including your mock and first term results, if possible.
    Graduate Applicants– Send a scanned copy of your transcripts that show a GPA of 4.5 or above on a 5.0 scale. 
  • Essays:
    Write two essays, one from Group A and one from Group B, each of about 250– 300 words. The essay topics will be on the application form you receive. (Essay topics will be found on the form)

Send a scanned copy of any relevant supplementary certificates of achievement

NOTE: Please send all documents to [email protected] or [email protected]  as attachments with proper titles e.g. “Femi King Transcript”, “Femi King WAEC” etc

Abuja Address:

EducationUSA Advising Center
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, Abuja.
Tel: 09-4614251; 09-4614241
E-mail: [email protected]

Lagos Address:

EducationUSA Advising Center
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Consulate General
2, Walter Carrington Crescent,
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: 01-4603801; 01-4603803
E-mail: [email protected]

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NGscholars wishes all applicants success!!!

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